The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Joan Green

Christopher Tindall was sent to a group home in August of 2005, after being released for a 2003 rape of a girl who attended his school. Just a few months later, police would find Joan Green, 72 of Bellefontaine beaten to death in her home. Mrs. Green's home was just a few doors down from the group home where Tindall was living. Footprints lead officers back to the group home from Mrs. Green's residence, which lead to the arrest of Tindall.
Now, the state of Ohio has begun investigating the group home Tindall was at, and has found several problems within the facility.

The Logan County group home for juveniles couldn't provide inspectors with behavioral intervention plans for three residents and failed to show that it completed criminal background checks on six employees, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Job and Family Services. SRC

The couple that ran the facilty when Tindall sneaked out on Dec 23rd and committed the heinous murder of Joan Green, where gone for the holiday that night. Whether or not Tindall had any type of behavioral intervention plan is not being released, due to his age and confidentiality laws.

Confidentiality laws are the same thing that kept Joan Greens family from knowing that a rapist lives just doors down from her. Confidentiality laws are what insure that juvenile sexual offenders attending school with your children will be unknown to you. Confidentiality laws are keeping officials and families from being able to protect others and themselves. I strongly believe that if a juvenile commits a deviant sexual crime, and then are released upon the public- the public has the right to protect themselves by knowing who these people are. I'm not talking about the 17 year old who has consenting sex with his 15 year old girlfriend. I'm talking about the rapist, the sexual offenders who are violent, menacing, and a danger to the rest of us.

It's not often that I request much of my readers. However, this case is rather closely located near my own home town. The brutal murder of a 72 year old woman, and the overall heinous nature of the crime, moves me to ask for your assistance. There is a petition, still in it's infancy- created by friends of the family of Joan Green. There's been less media attention on it than it deserves, and the nature of the crime itself should compel us all to do something. No one should have to die that way. No family should have to bury their mother knowing her last moments where filled with that sort of torment. But our media here prefers to shy away from these types of stories. So, I'm asking those that read this to take a moment and sign the petition. Give them enough signatures that they will be able to show our leaders that we demand security from those that are like Tindall. Let them know that our safety relies on being able to know who the kids next door are, and what they are.

Tindall has been charged as an adult on charges of breaking and entering, aggravated burglary, aggravated murder, rape and abuse of a corpse. Prosecutors moved the case to adult court because of the severity of the charges.

Tindall was originally charged with juvenile delinquency counts of burglary, aggravated burglary, aggravated murder, rape and abuse of a corpse. Detective Dwight Salyer testified Wednesday that police investigating the Dec. 24 break-in at a pizza shop found footprints in the snow leading to Green's house and then to a nearby group home where Tindall had been living since his release in August from a youth prison.
Salyer said Tindall had a bandaged hand and scrapes on his face. When Tindall was taken to the police station for questioning, two roommates found a blood-stained towel under his bed and items including a window bolt, a clue that led Salyer back to Green's home. The detective said he discovered an unlocked kitchen window, then found the body inside. SCR

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Magnolia said...

Lilo, I am approaching 60. I can't begin to tell you the fears that I,and other widows in my little community have. This quiet,peaceful area has been inundated with teens from hell and no way of finding info on them.If I end up like this,look no further than acroos the stree from my home.
I raised my family,paid my taxes,paid my one should have to live in fear like this.

Justin Green said...

Hello My name is Justin Green, Grandson of the late Joan. I'm 25 years old and reside in Bellefontaine. Im glad to see that people are concerned about this horrible tragedy that was so easily preventable. To help protect yourself and neighbors you need to know who is living around you., Unfortunately until the state provides such information people need to take their own initiative find out who is living in your neighborhood.
This is an online petition for all to sign and see so please take a few moments put this link up and help our family exposes these people trying to hide among us. A sexual predator is a sexual predator eight or eighty! Thank you all for your support.